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Jerry L. Quinn (born 1962), also known under his artist name Brando Quin, is a musician, songwriter, and actor who was a regular background actor during the first season of Star Trek: Voyager as well as the stand-in and photo double for actor Robert Duncan McNeill. In addition he appeared in the seventh Star Trek feature film, Star Trek Generations, in the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and portrayed a Starfleet officer in the theme park attraction Star Trek: The Experience. Quinn received no credit for his appearances.
Quinn was born in Texas and joined the US Air Force and the US Marines before he decided to follow a career in the entertainment industry. He wrote the poetry collection My Poetry Books by a Frightened Man and published the novel The Master Painter and finally became the lead vocalist and head member of the alternative rock / R&B / pop / comedy music group Brando Quinn and the Raven Pheats, a band which toured around the world and published four albums between 2006 and 2008. Currently he is working on the upcoming CD Brando Quinn – Confessions, with a release scheduled for 2009.
Quinn appeared as a background actor in several films, including Robert Zemeckis' drama Forrest Gump (1994, with Sam Anderson, Don Fischer, Michael McFall, Michael Jace, Geoffrey Blake, Steve DeRelian, and Jim Boeke), the science fiction thriller Automatic (1994, with Daphne Ashbrook, John Glover, Jeff Kober, Marjean Holden, Stanley Kamel, and Penny Johnson), Russel Mulcahy's fantasy comic adaptation The Shadow (1994, with Ethan Phillips, Aaron Lustig, and Lily Mariye), the fantasy comedy The Mask (1994), Tim Burton's drama Ed Wood (1994, with Mike Starr and Biff Yeager), the science fiction horror film The Puppet Masters (1994, with Julie Warner and Andrew Robinson), Kathryn Bigelow's science fiction thriller Strange Days (1995), the thriller Crimson Tide (1995), the science fiction thriller Visions (1996), and Tim Burton's science fiction film Mars Attacks! (1996, with Paul Winfield).
Among his television appearances are supporting roles in the made for TV movie Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994, with Rick Pasqualone), the television series Murphy Brown and Coach (1997), and the reality show The Love Connection. Quinn has also experiences as a stuntman and participated in several stage plays such as "Star Child" and "Gunfight at Old Nevada".